When handing down punishments the state of Florida uses a Criminal Punishment Code Scoresheet otherwise known as Rule 3.992(a) and Rule 3.992(b).
It is a printed scoresheet required in a felony sentencing.
The prosecutor prepares one or more scoresheets and shows these sheets to the defense attorney for review. The sentencing judge must also review the scoresheets and sign them.
There are 10 offense levels from least to most severe. Convictions for offenses committed more than 10 years before the current case cannot be scored if the offender hasn’t been convicted of any other crime for 10 consecutive years.
In April of 2018 Jeremy Dewitte had a prison score which was over 44 points. If any defendant has over 44 points the score equals a mandatory prison sentence.
As of March 16, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte has 10 felony cases pending, one in Osceola County and nine in Orange County. He has a total of 19 charges, 17 of which are third degree felonies.
To simplify the numbers we will only look at his 17 felony charges.
- Case 1- one third degree felony-5 years
- Case 2- three third degree felonies-15 years
- Case 3- four third degree felonies-20 years
- Case 4- two third degree felonies-10 years
- Case 5- one third degree felony-5 years
- Case 6- one third degree felony-5 years
- Case 7- one third degree felony-5 years
- Case 8- one third degree felony-5 years
- Case 9- two third degree felonies-10 years
- Case 10- one third degree felony-5 years
- Total number of years: 85
Third degree felonies are punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment. There is a chance Jeremy Dewitte could be sentenced to a lesser amount.
This does not take into account Jeremy Dewitte’s previous criminal cases or the current points on his Scoresheet.
If the court decided to label Jeremy Dewitte as a Habitual Felony Offender his sentences would be doubled. If he was punished up to the allowable amount, he would serve 170 (85 x 2) years in prison.